CRESTED BUTTE - Laid back cowboy vibe on skis
Think of a laid back wild west town with an amazing ski resort. Crested Butte was locally owned until recently and is due for some serious investment as it has been acquired by Vail resorts. It still keeps its local vibe and offers an amazing experience with some amazing terrain, suitable for all types of skiers with a ski in/ski out base village. The town is a wild west mining tow just across the valley from the ski resort.
Family Friendly: 7/10
Powder Hounds Paradise : 8/10
Ski terrain: 26% Beginner |57% Intermediate |14% Advanced |3% Expert
Vertical Drop: 933m
Summit Elevation: 3,707m
Skiable area:1,547 acres
Longest Run: 4.2km
Ski in/ski out accommodation
Free ski hosting
Part of the EPIC pass
Adventure park and zipline
Backcountry and mountaineering courses
Crested Butte combines really well with both Telluride and Aspen, but it's almost a polar opposite in atmosphere. For a complete holiday we recommend doing a week at each of these resorts.